OT: Cycling ... as in... riding bikes... as in... bicycles

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Post by Tarekith » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:13 pm

After all that pedicab work, I'd think the last thing you'd want is a new bike! :)

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Post by aqua_tek » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:21 pm

savyurrecords wrote:Aquatek. Nice frame. well, the colors leave a bit to be desired.

BTW looks like Shimano 600 series. I have them on my old Cannondale that I strap a kid's seat onto so I can ride with my daughter. Nice components from back in the day.
Thanks. It's a lovely frame.

The groupset is actually shimano 105. A step down from 600, but still a pretty solid mid-range group.

And as for the colors... dude... are you kidding? It's my favorite thing. :lol:

So early 90's 8)

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Post by bosonHavoc » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:46 am

Tarekith wrote:After all that pedicab work, I'd think the last thing you'd want is a new bike! :)
i usually need a day or two away from non "family" people and bike riding
but bike lust will never die :)

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Post by aqua_tek » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:16 pm

I'm doing a "trial run" tomorrow at a local bike shop, for a possible part-time job. WUT

We'll see how it goes.

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Post by Tarekith » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:28 pm

Good luck, make sure you can build a bike quick, that's usually how they test you. My best friend is the lead service guy for Performance Bikes, that's how they test all new hires. :)

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Post by aqua_tek » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:34 am

Thanks!

Well... it seems like I'm hired. They said they'll make it official if I survive working the rest of the week. :lol:

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Post by bosonHavoc » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:05 pm

aqua_tek wrote:Thanks!

Well... it seems like I'm hired. They said they'll make it official if I survive working the rest of the week. :lol:
sweet! grats

and here is my pedicab retirement and b-day present to myself :D

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Post by Tarekith » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:18 pm

Looks nice man, good all around ride.

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Post by bosonHavoc » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:16 am

thanks, ya this thing owns.. its faster then my old road bike, super smooth ride, and i have been launching of speed bumps with it :)
did a small section of a dirt trail too... was riding all over the park and over rocks... so much versatility. i love it.

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Post by rote fahne » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:46 pm

Ordered myself a new bike today. This one. Find the white tires very gay.

One speed and back-pedal brake.

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Post by aqua_tek » Sun May 01, 2011 10:53 pm

WOW the NYC 5-boro tour sucked.

should've called it the 5-boro oversold traffic jam walk-your-bike-a-thon.

Awful. We decided not to finish it and just make our own route.

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Post by Tarekith » Sun May 01, 2011 10:59 pm

Three hours on the mtn bike this morning. Then 2 on the road bike this afternoon. Yeah

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Post by pulsoc » Mon May 02, 2011 12:43 am

aqua_tek wrote:WOW the NYC 5-boro tour sucked.

should've called it the 5-boro oversold traffic jam walk-your-bike-a-thon.

Awful. We decided not to finish it and just make our own route.
Horrible. We spent an hour standing on the BQE before we could get to an exit and bail.

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Post by 8O » Mon May 02, 2011 9:09 am

pulsoc wrote:
aqua_tek wrote:WOW the NYC 5-boro tour sucked.

should've called it the 5-boro oversold traffic jam walk-your-bike-a-thon.

Awful. We decided not to finish it and just make our own route.
Horrible. We spent an hour standing on the BQE before we could get to an exit and bail.
:?

Over here in Berlin, currently in training for the Velothon - hey, pop over and take part! :)

Met up with a new race training group yesterday, just for a short 60-70km spin, but should've realised something was awry at the start when I saw that my bike was about €5000 cheaper than the average of the group. Coughed up a lung taking the front for one lap, got slowly but surely dropped on the return leg. Arse! :lol:
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Post by bosonHavoc » Mon May 02, 2011 10:20 pm

8O wrote:
pulsoc wrote:
aqua_tek wrote:WOW the NYC 5-boro tour sucked.

should've called it the 5-boro oversold traffic jam walk-your-bike-a-thon.

Awful. We decided not to finish it and just make our own route.
Horrible. We spent an hour standing on the BQE before we could get to an exit and bail.
:?

Over here in Berlin, currently in training for the Velothon - hey, pop over and take part! :)

Met up with a new race training group yesterday, just for a short 60-70km spin, but should've realised something was awry at the start when I saw that my bike was about €5000 cheaper than the average of the group. Coughed up a lung taking the front for one lap, got slowly but surely dropped on the return leg. Arse! :lol:
haha
one of my friends did a triathlon on a flat bar fixed gear and placed lol..
he said all the people with thousands of dollars of gear wear getting pissed at this guy on a steal framed fixed gear smoking them lol..
the funnest one was when he passed a dude like he was standing still and the guy was all decked out with an aerodynamic helmet.

my friend used to be a bike messenger, and is currently a pedicabber and has always been a bike commuter

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